First edition. Limited to 150 copies signed by Lea, Hjerter, and Johnson, and includes a laid-in print especially created by the artist for this work. Oblong octavo, full leather, xv , 256 pp. Illustrated, index, custom slipcase. The print, depicts a cowboy on horseback and is signed by Lea. The book is superbly designed and printed, and the many plates and illustrations, many in color, are beautifully reproduced on archival paper. The book is of great interest to collectors of J.Frank Dobie and Carl Hertzog. It contains Lea's fine portraits of them, accounts of their friendships and their collaborations with Lea, and reproduces some of Lea's art used in their books. Oversubscribed before publication, the book is already much sought. Very fine in original leather slipcase.
Inventory Number: 44147